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Francis made the comments during a trip to the Roma Tre university

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Secularism, the new ancien régime

Espousing Catholicism used to be fatal to a French politician’s chances. The arrival of François Fillon shows how much the nation has changed

Saimir Strati hopes his artwork will highlight the suffering of refugees

Enda Kenny tweets confirmation that the Pope will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families

The Church has welcomed tens of thousands of new faithful in the last four years

François Fillon has said he ‘will not excuse himself’ for defending family values

The 21st-century Habsburg mission

What does it mean to be born into one of the most influential royal houses of Europe?

The bishops also prayed for forgiveness for the sins of clergy members

The honorary Oscar-winner Andrzej Wajda died in hospital at the age of 90 earlier this month